Ex-IAF chief Tyagi, cousins granted bail in Agusta chopper scam case

NEW DELHI: Former Air Force Chief S P Tyagi and his three cousins were today granted bail by a Delhi court in a money laundering case related to the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam.

Special judge Arvind Kumar granted relief to Tyagi’s cousins — Sanjeev Tyagi alias Julie, Rajeev Tyagi alias Doesa and Sandeep Tyagi alias Kuki — on personal bonds of Rs 1 lakh each with one surety of the like amount.

The bail was granted after the four appeared before the court in pursuance to summons issued against them earlier, and moved bail applications today.

The court also issued fresh summons against Bruno Spagnolini, former CEO of AgustaWestland, and Giuseppe Orsi, former president of defence and aerospace giant Finmeccanica, after ED submitted that summons sent to them earlier through the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the execution of those was still awaited.

The court said: “Keeping in view the overall facts and circumstances, the applicant/accused S P Tyagi, Sandeep Tyagi, Rajiv Tyagi and Sanjeev Tyagi are admitted to bail on furnishing personal bond in the sum of Rs 1 lakh with one surety each of the like amount, subject to the conditions. (AGENCIES)